I'm building a campaign and in it, my PCs need to retrieve the soul of a now-dead dwarven king. This mission would take them to one of the outer planes to find his soul and bring him back to the material plane. Which plane of existence serves as the afterlife for dwarves in the Forgotten Realms setting?
The answer depends on which deity was the patron deity of the character.
The most likely location is Erackinor, the divine realm of Moradin, the head of the dwarven pantheon and his consort Berronar Truesilver. Moradin and Berronar are believed to have forged the dwarven race. In the Great Wheel cosmology, Erackinor is located on Solania, the fourth layer of Mount Celestia.
However if the soul was a follower of one of the other dwarven deities, it is also possible to be on another plane as well. Here is a list from 2e On Hallowed Ground:
- Abbator: Hades
- Clangeddin: Arcadia
- Dugmaren, Dumathoin, Vergadain: the Outlands
- Muamman: Ysgard